Originally Posted by Sea Ray
I guess it all depends on how much cash the Royals got
I wouldn't be surprised if they didn't get anymore than half a million. The Angels held a team option on him for $13M with a $1M buyout. They simply could have just let the guy walk for $1M and been without a 26 year old reliever who has never thrown an MLB pitch. They simply wanted to free up the money and they likely found a team who was willing to give them something of potential value for less than the combined price of the cash they sent and what they would have to pay Santana to walk. Given the league minimum of roughly $500K, I doubt the Angels sent anymore than that back, otherwise they would have just paid for his buyout.